Wassily Kandinsky

1866 - 1944

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Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky (; Russian: Василий Васильевич Кандинский, tr. Vasiliy Vasilyevich Kandinskiy, IPA: [vɐˈsʲilʲɪj vɐˈsʲilʲjɪvʲɪtɕ kɐnʲˈdʲinskʲɪj]; 16 December [O.S. 4 December] 1866 – 13 December 1944) was a Russian painter and art theorist. Kandinsky is generally credited as the pioneer of abstract art. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wassily Kandinsky has received more than 3,690,557 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). Wassily Kandinsky is the 30th most popular painter (down from 28th in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from Russia (down from 19th in 2019) and the most popular Russian Painter.

Wassily Kandinsky is most famous for his abstract paintings.

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Among painters, Wassily Kandinsky ranks 30 out of 1,428Before him are El Greco, Jan van Eyck, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Édouard Manet, Eugène Delacroix, and Hieronymus Bosch. After him are Piet Mondrian, Edgar Degas, Marc Chagall, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Amedeo Modigliani, and Jacques-Louis David.

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Among people born in 1866, Wassily Kandinsky ranks 1After him are Sun Yat-sen, Romain Rolland, Erik Satie, H. G. Wells, George Gurdjieff, Thomas Hunt Morgan, Beatrix Potter, Benedetto Croce, Alfred Werner, Hans von Seeckt, and Aby Warburg. Among people deceased in 1944, Wassily Kandinsky ranks 4Before him are Edvard Munch, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and Erwin Rommel. After him are Piet Mondrian, Romain Rolland, Claus von Stauffenberg, Abdulmejid II, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Richard Sorge, Günther von Kluge, and Reza Shah.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Wassily Kandinsky ranks 21 out of 2,688Before him are Nikita Khrushchev (1894), Ivan Pavlov (1849), Grigori Rasputin (1869), Boris Yeltsin (1931), Igor Stravinsky (1882), and Kim Jong-il (1941). After him are Maxim Gorky (1868), Ayn Rand (1905), Isaac Asimov (1920), Alexander I of Russia (1777), Mikhail Bakunin (1814), and Yul Brynner (1920).

Among PAINTERS In Russia

Among painters born in Russia, Wassily Kandinsky ranks 1After him are Andrei Rublev (1360), Nicholas Roerich (1874), Ivan Shishkin (1832), Natalia Goncharova (1881), Viktor Vasnetsov (1848), Ivan Kramskoi (1837), Alexej von Jawlensky (1864), Vasily Vereshchagin (1842), Karl Bryullov (1799), Lovis Corinth (1858), and Mikhail Vrubel (1856).